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Video: Slap shot catches Matt Hendricks below the belt

Matt Hendricks has had tough luck lately, and apparently having little choice but to fight a much larger man (see here) wasn’t the worst of his troubles.

He took a puck “where no man wants to” on Thursday night, as you can see from the video above.

The Dallas Stars held off Hendricks and the Edmonton Oilers to win 3-2, ending their four-game losing streak and spicing up the race for the Central Division crown.

(Chicago leads by three standings points, but Dallas holds two games in hand.)

With the loss and that unlucky moment, it was definitely a tough night to be Matt Hendricks.

Update: As Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski pointed out, Hendricks had a good sense of humor about it: